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Stones Into Schools: Promoting Peace with Books, Not Bombs, in Afghanistan and Pakistan

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Unabridged CDs • 14 CDs, 16 hours

From the author of the #1 national bestseller Three Cups of Tea, the continuing story of this determined humanitarian and the schools he has established.

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Unabridged CDs 14 CDs, 16 hours

From the author of the #1 national bestseller Three Cups of Tea, the continuing story of this determined humanitarian and the schools he has established.

About the Author

Greg Mortenson is the cofounder of the Central Asia Institute. A resident of Montana, he spends several months of the year in Pakistan and Afghanistan.


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Denise Morland, January 11, 2010 (view all comments by Denise Morland)
Part adventure tale, part history, and part social commentary Stones Into Schools picks up the narrative of Greg Mortenson's work in building schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan where Three Cups of Tea left off. It would be hard not to like this book! Greg is a down-to-earth, straight forward guy who has accomplished some remarkable things through sheer hard work and determination. He passes most of the credit on to his motley crew and much of the book centers on how this unlikely group of people came to be committed to building schools for girls. While much of the book is about the serious need Greg encounters there is plenty of humor to lighten the mood. Over and over he stresses the lessons he has learned about how to administer aid effectively. It is interesting to read how other organizations, particularly the US Army, are beginning to recognize his extraordinary abilities. This story will renew your faith in mankind, warm your heart, and make you want to reach out to people in need around you.

The audio version is well read by Atossa Leoni. She ably conveys Greg's depth of commitment to and true love for the people he works so hard to help.
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Jennifer Sacklin, January 3, 2010 (view all comments by Jennifer Sacklin)
Greg Mortenson again tells a compelling story that is at once careful, breathtaking, majestic, and terribly urgent. He creates a relationship with the reader, building brick by brick, telling stories and giving the hard facts about the region where he works to build schools: Afghanistan and Pakistan. "Three Cups of Tea" was, in essence, our first cup with Mortenson, when we were still strangers: we were introduced to his dream and his work ethic. "Stones into Schools" is our second cup, where we have become friends: we learn more of his philosophy of building literacy, and we get a broader picture of his Central Asia Institute work and the challenges it faces. "Three Cups of Tea" is required reading in many U.S. schools and universities and even in the military. "Stones into Schools" can teach us even more, and I sincerely hope Mortenson writes another book that will become our third cup of tea, the cup that makes us family, because Mortenson's work in Afghanistan and Pakistan is vital to the stability of the region and to the vision of harmony throughout the world.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780143144960
Subtitle:
Promoting Peace with Books, Not Bombs, in Afghanistan and Pakistan
Author:
Mortenson, Greg
Read by:
Leoni, Atossa
Read:
Leoni, Atossa
Foreword by:
Hosseini, Khaled
Foreword:
Hosseini, Khaled
Author:
Bryan, Mike
Author:
Leoni, Atossa
Publisher:
Penguin Audio
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Human Rights
Subject:
Educational Policy & Reform
Subject:
International Relations - Diplomacy
Subject:
Peace
Subject:
Aims & Objectives
Subject:
Asia - General
Subject:
Politics - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
CD-Audio
Publication Date:
20091201
Binding:
CD-audio
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.70x5.30x1.50 in. .65 lbs.
Media Run Time:
720
Age Level:
17-17

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